New Relic Servers and New Relic Infrastructure

New Relic Infrastructure provides full-featured, near real-time host monitoring for Linux and Windows. Currently you can run both New Relic Infrastructure and New Relic Servers on the same host without issues. For more information about how and why to move your current configuration to Infrastructure, see the transition guide.

Servers sub-accounts

New Relic Servers is available for existing users, but not for New Relic accounts created after November 16, 2016. If a master account has access to Servers, any new sub-accounts created after November 16, 2016 will also have Servers access.

Infrastructure features

Here are a few of the advanced features of New Relic Infrastructure. For an index of all Infrastructure documentation, see New Relic Infrastructure.

Infrastructure feature Description
Near real-time data New Relic Servers collects metric timeslice data every minute. By comparison, New Relic Infrastructure collects and presents its event-based data every five seconds, allowing for flexible real-time analysis.
Powerful integrations Infrastructure Integrations connects to Amazon AWS services like EBS, ELB, IAM, RDS, SQS, and more. This allows you to monitor every part of your infrastructure in one place. Infrastructure also connects to New Relic APM, so you can connect app performance data with the underlying architecture.
Tag-driven filters and alerts With native support for Amazon EC2 tags, custom attributes, and a host of default attributes, Infrastructure allows you to filter and group your hosts according to your own criteria. New hosts automatically appear in the correct filters and alerts, and old hosts are automatically removed.
Change tracking Infrastructure tracks change events on your host in near real-time. This allows you to correlate performance issues with events like a new user session, package installation, or configuration change. For more, see Infrastructure Events page.
Searchable inventory Infrastructure tracks the packages, config files, and more on all your hosts. You can then search across every host to find vulnerable package versions when a zero-day is announced, or when outdated packages need updating. For more, see Infrastructure Inventory page.
Flexible alerting conditions

With New Relic Infrastructure, you can create alert conditions directly within the context of what you are currently monitoring with New Relic. For example, if you want to be notified when New Relic has stopped receiving data from an Infrastructure agent, use the host not reporting feature.

Unlike the legacy availability monitoring feature for New Relic Servers, this allows you to dynamically alert on groups of hosts, configure the time window from 5 to 60 minutes, and take full advantage of New Relic Alerts.

Data analysis and sharing Because all Infrastructure data is event data, you can use New Relic Insights and NRQL to view and query the raw data.

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